Expert hopes his system is never needed

Rocket engineer does all he can to ensure safety of China's astronauts Xu Liping works at the Xi'an Aerospace Chemical Propulsion Factory in Shaanxi province. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY) Xu Liping helps make one of the most critical parts on the Long March 2F carrier rocket that sends Chinese astronauts into space. However, he […]

China tests world’s most powerful solid-fuel rocket engine

China has conducted the first ignition test for the world's most powerful solid-propellant rocket engine. (PHOTO / CHINANEWS.COM) Chinese space engineers have conducted the first ignition test of the most powerful solid-propellant rocket engine in the world, which will be used on new-generation rockets, according to the Academy of Aerospace Solid Propulsion Technology in Xi'an, […]

China successful in tests to control rocket fairing landings

China's new medium-lift carrier rocket Long March-8 blasts off at the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China's Hainan Province Dec. 22, 2020. (YANG GUANYU / XINHUA) BEIJING – China has successfully tested technology that can control the landing sites of falling rocket fairings, according to the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALVT). The […]

Long March 6A maiden flight due this year

5eb14843a310a8b2fa432eda.jpeg China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp, the nation's leading space contractor, announced on Wednesday that it plans to conduct the maiden flight of the Long March 6A carrier rocket before the end of this year. The rocket, developed by the company's Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, will have a liftoff weight of 530 metric […]